Headliner: Grammy Award winner John Hammond
Thursday, August 27: How Mississippi Influenced the Blues World
|4:00pm||Lobby||The Bop Shop at GevaFrom 4-10 each day of the festival, visit The Bop Shop’s mobile store in the lobby to purchase CD’s, books, posters and more!|
|4:30pm||Fielding Stage||Son’s Life in Mississippi, with Jenni Werner, Jim O’Neal and Daniel BeaumontWhat was Son’s life like in Mississippi? We’ll look at the context of his life in the early twentieth century South, and how that influenced his music. Geva’s Literary Director Jenni Werner moderates this conversation with Jim O’Neal and Daniel Beaumont.|
|5:30pm||The Beale New Orleans Grille and Bar
689 South Ave.
|Happy Hour with Fred VineNo reservations required|
|6:00pm||Fielding Stage||A Drink and a Chat with Keith Glover and Scott ReganPurchase a drink from the bar, and then meet Revivalplaywright Keith Glover as he chats with the host of WRUR’s Open Tunings, Scott Regan.|
|6:00pm||Eastman School of Music
Rayburn Wright Room
26 Gibbs St.
|Workshop: Son House Guitar Style and Repertoire with Genesee Johnny and Friends (Bottleneck slide recommended)After watching John Mooney’s demonstration, do you want to try it out yourself? Here’s your chance! Rochester’s own Genesee Johnny leads participants through Son’s lyrics and performance style. Bring your guitar to participate! Limited capacity.
To reserve a spot, call the Geva box office at 585-232-GEVA (585-232-4382).
|8:00pm||Wilson Stage||Concert: Grammy Award winner John HammondOne of the most venerable acoustic blues performers in the world, with acoustic guitar and a harmonica, John Hammond is a walking hurricane, infamous for ripping the roof off buildings during his explosive shows. John Hammond is one of the very few acoustic blues performers who carries the truehearted energy and the sense of danger of the original bluesmen of the golden era. He’s a guy who played with them all, from Mississippi John Hurt to Jimi Hendrix to John Lee Hooker to Tom Waits.” He was honored with two awards at the most recent Blues Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Memphis for Best Acoustic Blues Album (“Timeless”) and Best Acoustic Blues Artist of 2014.|
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